«From Salt to Bengaluru, passing through the MIT. Creative learning, computational thinking and Maria Antònia Canals»




Jordi Freixenet


Professor Freixenet will explain his role within the UdiGitalEdu research group, and will focus on three projects in which they participate. First of all, Inventors4change (http://www.inventors4change.org/), an international cooperation project of Universidad de Girona to promote connections between children from different countries through digital tools and facilitate collaborative work in english, creating projects and inventing solutions to local and/or global social problems. The project promotes creative learning (through constructivist approaches, art and computational thinking), collaborative learning (through virtual Exchanges) and critical thinking (through education for global citizenship). The second, InventEUrs (http://inventeurs.eu/), recently created in 2017 and financed by Erasmus+, aims to replicate Inventors4Change at european level. This project seeks to make children agents of change in their communities, promotes social inclusion and equity in highly complex schools -with special emphasis on those that welcome children recently arrived from other countries- through innovative experiences of Connected Learning. And the third one, the SEDIN project, a european initiative that combines Montessori and Creative Learning methods to address the challenges of educational inclusion of refugee and new immigrant children in multicultural schools. 



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Author's biography

Jordi Freixenet


Degree in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC) and PhD in Computer Science from Universidad de Girona (UdG). Professor of Computer Architecture and Technology at UdG. In 2010, together with other UdG researchers, he created UdiGitalEdu (http://udigital.udg.edu/), a multidisciplinary research group in the field of Educational Innovation, New Technologies, Computer Thought, Sciences and Arts. 


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